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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
the debt ceiling fight in the summer. your republican friends are working on a budget that balances in 10 years as their banner for how to solve our problems. the white house has indicated that we were only trying to do $4 trillion, we have already done 2.5 trillion, let's move on to other issues and spend more money in the meantime. two different issues. nobody has articulated, so far, a way for the two sides to compromise and get us past this next major crisis. do you have thoughts on how we get past it? >> well, in addition to the fact that it has not enabled us to get beyond the crisis, we also need to tackle big issues like immigration reform. we want to take on the issue of gun violence and gun safety. the overriding issue remains the economy and jobs. this hinders the effort. the solution is what the president laid out and what a speaker boehner seemed to want to do at one point, which was to get the grand bargain, a comprehensive solution, so that you deal with this once and for all. if we can at least replace the sequester between march 1 and the end of the year with a mix of alt
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am EST
, and then, of course, republicans moved the just as we went over the fiscal big debt ceiling debate to may 18. so, you have these self-imposed economic wounds, and really what we should be doing is dealing with them all at once in a comprehensive manner. if we cannot deal with it for a 10-year period, at least deal with it through the remainder of this fiscal year and that is exactly what the house democratic alternative did. we would replace that sequester with deficit reduction achieved over a longer time. >> you, in suburban maryland, represent a lot of people that would be directly affected if the sequester hits. do you think the administration is doing a good job of preparing federal workers and folks whose paychecks depend on what happens in the next few weeks for how it will work and how to plan their lives? >> we have been urging them to provide guidance to federal employees because as we get closer to the date there is more and more anxiety, understandably. they are trying to provide notice to employees about things that can be expected, but the problem is it affect each agency d
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